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police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the same year investigators decided not to further pursue the phone hacking case. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested last week in connection with the scandal. >> i have a suggestion that we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace in phone hacking. let me say unequivocally that i did not, and have no reason to do so. >> reporter: even with the head of police preparing to step down, scotland yard continues to make arrests. today, it was rebekah brooks, former head of rupert murdoch's newspaper arm here in the uk, who resigned herself on friday. it was just a week ago that murdoch flew to london and stood by her side, all smiles. brooks had a meteoric rise at the company, becoming editor of "news of the world" when she was only 32. it was in 2002, with brooks at the paper's helm, that "news of the world" reporters allegedly hacked the phone of murdered teenager millie doweler. a case that shocked and infuri
in scotland with all the pomp, circumstance and ceremony as britain celebrates another royal newly wed couple. as britain celebrates another royal newly wed couple. today sunday, july 31, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. we're just 48 hours from the point where the nation is unable to pay all of its bills and risk default but this morning some signs of progress. >> we have details of a possible detail coming out last night when harry reid said the two senates were trying to nail down loose ends and complete an agreement. >> we should stress, there is no deal quite yet. the situation is still quite fragile, but both sides are hoping to end this bittal debt limit showdown before the august 2nd deadline on tuesday. >> the senate delayed its critical vote until 1:00 p.m. today amid growing indications that this compromise could be in the works that would avert a federal default tuesday. we have the story covered from capitol hill to the white house. we begin this morning with nbc's
be a more down to earth affair. the latest on that ceremony from scotland coming up. >>> are you ready to return to the '80s? >> i still live in the '80s. >> we're really going to take you back because we have one of the most popular bands of all time standing by for a big summer concert. >> journey out on the plaza. they're going to be performing on what is a stage that is still drying out from overnight rain. we're happy about that. see them in our 8:30 half hour. >>> let's begin with the debt ceiling crisis in washington. kelly o'donnell has been covering this story. she's got the latest this morning. kelly, good morning. >> good morning, ann. from delayed to potentially derailed, is that where we are this morning? hours and hours went by overnight when house speaker john boehner and his leadership team were trying to get a handful of their own members to go along, to come together on a solution to raise the debt ceiling and to cut spending. but they are nowhere. so now we know that all the republican house members will meet this morning to try to find a way out. >> it's time for so
? >> stephanie, thank you so much on a beautiful day there in scotland. >>> and finally, we love our animals on this show, so take a look at a puppy with acting skills. rosy with her pal, running around like a loose wheel after two catch-me-if-you-can fly-byes. rosy gets a friendly peck on the neck and falls like a rock. is she dead? nope. s she peaks to see what her pal is doing. rosy is known for her attention-seeking antics. let's send it out to amy. a lot of fun there. >> maybe the dog had bad breath and knocked her over. that's a possibility. richard, thank you very much. bill karins is here on the plaza and i've got to say, what a beautiful morning. >> gorgeous here. not everywhere, though. talk about gorgeous people. look at this. i think i found lester's number-one fan. lester holt, you're my dream boechlt she asked me not to talk to her, she said she gets emotional and speechless. yes, it does say it all. can't see lester -- maybe blushing right now. let's take a look at your forecast today. and the heatwave is brutal in texas, the 28th day in a row of 100-degree heat in dallas and
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